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Weirdness: The Second Player Can Have Motion Controls in Splatoon's Battle Dojo Mode

The Second Player Can Have Motion Controls in Splatoon's Battle Dojo Mode

Erm, OK

Splatoon may be gracing plenty of Wii U systems worldwide, but the official Tumblr account is still rolling on, and has shared a rather peculiar and fun trick. It seems that both players can use motion-based aiming controls in the local multiplayer Battle Dojo mode, with a bit of bizarre customisation. By quite literally strapping a Wii U...

Out Now: Splatoon Brings Some Colour to the Wii U

Splatoon Brings Some Colour to the Wii U

Like Platoon, but less grisly

It's been eagerly followed since its surprise reveal at E3 2014, and now Nintendo's colourful, creative and chaotic shooter - Splatoon - is in stores. There are already players running around at level 15+, courtesy of a) lots of free time, b) getting the game early through pre-order deliveries or c) a mix of both...

News: ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Coming To PlayStation and Xbox, But Not Wii U

​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Coming To PlayStation and Xbox, But Not Wii U

"You didn't say the magic word"

The latest Lego Jurassic World trailer shows more of the game and its customisable dinosaurs. It also comes with details of pre-order bonus for PlayStation and Xbox owners - but there's no news of anything similar on the Wii U. In the trailer we see the usual Lego hub world and platforming game-play along with the...

News: Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Localised versions now live in Europe and North America

As you've no doubt been well aware for some time, this year brings the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which is a notable landmark for the mascot and Nintendo as a whole. Mario Maker on Wii U will be a big part of the celebrations, certainly, and we think it's a safe assumption that more...

Guide: Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

Get inked

Today marks the launch of Splatoon, Nintendo's infectious take on the traditional team-based online shooter. While this ink-splattered offering is far more friendly and accessible than your typical web-based blaster, there are still a few key points you might want to keep in mind before dashing - or should that be swimming? - headlong...

News: Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

May also own the brand, as well

German publisher Koch Media - the parent company of Deep Silver - has recently filed a video game-related trademark for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which would appear to confirm that the company is handling publishing duties for the forthcoming title. Created by Koji "IGA" Igarashi, Bloodstained is the...

News: BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

But only for UK users

UK Wii U owners have been waiting for the BBC iPlayer to come to their consoles for ages - the last we heard about it was back in January last year, when the esteemed broadcasting corporation insisted that it was still working hard on making an eShop release possible. Seemingly without warning, that time has now come - the BBC...

News: Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Crikey

Natsume is an ever-present on Nintendo hardware, it seems, and it's got plenty of content on the way, sharing the happy news through its 'CeeCee' Tumblr page. For starters it seems the company will be busy at E3, and announcements at the show will include news for 3DS and Wii U gamers. There'll be "something for the Harvest Moon fans", too...

Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

These guys were pros

Update: Nintendo UK has now provided the following statement: We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo's European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME's allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour...

News: Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

No food fights please!

No doubt you'll be joining us in playing the excellent Splatoon throughout the Summer, and if you are lucky enough to live in Canada you'll even be able to cool off with Splatoon-inspired frozen yoghurt and sorbets - courtesy of a team-up with Nintendo Canada and Yogurty's and Yogen Fruz. Starting on the 1st of June until the...

Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell Sets The Record Straight On Project CARS Wii U

Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell Sets The Record Straight On Project CARS Wii U

"It was always 'maybe' as we had no knowledge of the system"

Slightly Mad Studios recently launched Project CARS on next-gen consoles and PC to positive reviews and encouraging sales. A truly unique racing title, it was crowdfunded by the community in a process which pre-dated the now-popular Kickstarter approach. The route to market has been a...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Much More Than Just Another Shooter, According To Creator Tomonobu Itagaki

Devil's Third Will Be Much More Than Just Another Shooter, According To Creator Tomonobu Itagaki

"Not just about fighting, but about diplomacy and forming treaties"

Remember Devil's Third? At last year's E3 the game was confirmed as a Wii U exclusive, but we've seen precious little of it since then - a strange situation when you consider it that many assumed it would be launching this year. While little has been seen of the game, creator...

News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

Wii U port will be handled by Armature Studio if the goal is reached

A couple weeks ago, industry veteran Koji Igarashi revealed his latest project to the world, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The hotly anticipated game will follow the adventure of a character named Miriam as she explores a dark, gothic castle infested with a vast array of...

Weirdness: Luigi Defeats All Level 9 Opponents in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U By Doing Nothing

Luigi Defeats All Level 9 Opponents in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U By Doing Nothing

What a BOSS

Luigi may not adorn the front of many game boxes, nor have the prominent role of his bro Mario, but for a hardy group of fans - including this writer - he's always number one. It's the underdog spirit, being the other brother, that makes him easy to root for. Of course, his mannerisms and style make him perfect for the weird world of...

Hands On: Disney Infinity 3.0's Twilight Of The Republic Brings The Star Wars Saga To Wii U

Disney Infinity 3.0's Twilight Of The Republic Brings The Star Wars Saga To Wii U

The Force is strong in this one

After much anticipation we finally got our hands on the Star Wars levels in Disney Infinity 3.0 in London last week. There's a little time before launch still but the headline here is that things feel very polished and locked down already - we came away very impressed. Having had a play with the Toy Box game-creator...

Video: Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet amiibo In This New Yoshi’s Woolly World Trailer

Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet amiibo In This New Yoshi’s Woolly World Trailer

Turn that cuteness dial up to eleven

Yoshi's Woolly World is only a month away from its European launch, which takes place on the 26th June. As we said in our preview yesterday, when you throw in the stunning visuals, quirky and charming design and a lovely soundtrack, it becomes apparent that Woolly World is the real deal - a game crafted with care...

Feature: Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Epic Yarn Before It, Offers Unique Chill-Out Platforming

Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Epic Yarn Before It, Offers Unique Chill-Out Platforming

All platformer fans should want this game

Though its release in Europe is still a month away, Nintendo has certainly been keen to let the media get their hands on Yoshi's Woolly World. We already gave you a written and video preview for the game in late April, but without spoiling too many specifics we thought we'd provide a follow-up to explain...

News: Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems With Wii U Version, Hoping For Nintendo Hardware Announcement at E3

Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems With Wii U Version, Hoping For Nintendo Hardware Announcement at E3

"At the moment we're running at about 23FPS on the Wii U"

Project CARS is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, performing well in early sales indicators. It was a project that suffered its share of delays, and the Wii U version was pushed back the most and given a loose '2015' window. Developer Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco have been...

News: Splatoon Fashion in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Nintendo of America Goes All Out With Its Theme Song

Splatoon Fashion in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Nintendo of America Goes All Out With Its Theme Song

Check that guitar solo

It's been a bit of a Splatoon weekend, so we thought we'd wrap it up with a couple of neat little snippets based on the game. Well, one is particularly cool, one may get a mixed reception. First up we have some outfits for those of you still checking into Animal Crossing: New Leaf on a regular basis, with some user created...